Welcome to St. Sidwell's

Welcome to our Foundation Stage Unit
Starting School September 2021
Although life still feels rather different, we are working around the challenges of lockdown and social distancing in order to warmly welcome you to our school. We hope that the information on our website will help you to learn more about how special and amazing St Sidwell's is. 

We are looking forward to you and your child joining the Foundation Stage in September 2021 and becoming part of St. Sidwell's Church of England Primary School and Nursery. Together we work hard to make sure that all our new children experience a smooth transition whether you are three or ten years old! 


This page is just for you and we hope you will find it useful! There is lots to discover about the school, so visit this page regularly as we will post new items of interest to you.


The 'Foundation Stage' is the name of the first years of school for your child - it includes Nursery (for children aged 3-4 years of age) and Reception children who will be four years or older. This first year of school provides a firm 'foundation' for learning. It is filled with learning through play, inside and outside. Please look at the gallery below; it has photos of the main school building and photographs of Foundation Stage children playing and learning in our Unit. 

What can you see? Have a look at the photos and see what fun we have together everyday! 

Come back and look again, anytime! We are looking forward to meeting and seeing you soon!

We would love to get to know you better and hear about your family. Below is an 'All About Me' document for  new Reception children - new starters will receive this by email, 
We have also put together a transition booklet for our new Reception children, to help welcome them to the school. Please have a look and share this with your child. 
Reception starters Q&As
Please see the frequently asked questions below, for parents with children starting in Reception. Further information regarding school times and transition in September will be released as soon as we have it. 
Our Foundation Stage Gallery
Take a look at our Foundation Stage gallery; this is where you will play and learn in September. You will see children in uniforms, they are Reception children. Some children don't wear a uniform, they are Nursery children. We all play and learn together in one big indoor classroom and one big outside space! 
Our School Gallery
Our Foundation Stage Staff
  • Ms Sue Tong

    Nursery Class Teacher

  • Mrs Samantha Hillier

    Reception Class Teacher

  • Mrs Pam Barnes

    Reception Early Years Practitioner

  • Mrs Linda Lockyer

    Nursery Early Years Practitioner

  • Miss Kimberly Endicott

    Nursery Early Years Practitioner

  • Mrs Yulia Weir

    Early Years Practitioner